June 13, 2019 2 min read

3 Ways to Make Your Navy Rack Better on Deployment

Life at sea can be uncomfortable. Long stressful days, coupled with the unpredictable nature of scheduling can wreak havoc on your sleep. As research shows, sleep is one of the most important aspects of operational readiness. While sailors are notorious for our ability to fall asleep anywhere, when it comes to rack time, you don't need to suffer. Here are three ways to improve rack life significantly while at sea.

Quality Sheets

Let's be honest, your navy sheets are made by the lowest bidder. That scratchy wool-like issued sheet you have is mediocre at best. Why spend your seven month deployment in a sleeping bag, when you can sleep in luxury? Get your thread count up, and enjoy everything from flannel to luxury sheets. You can even improve your quality of life with fitted sheets (no more "hospital corners!") It's 2019—treat yourself to hotel quality bedding at sea. Whether you're in the Coast Guard or the Navy, having comfortable sheets is a great foundation to turn your rack into your space. Grab a bedding sheet set today and take the first step to a better night's sleep!

Mattress Topper

We all know our issued mattresses leave a little to be desired when it comes to support and comfort. Navy ship racks are notoriously underwhelming in this category. By getting yourself a quality mattress topper, you'll be counting sheep before you know it and clocking in more Z's than anyone else in your berthing. It's an easy to implement game changer you'll be thanking us later for. Plus they're machine washable, which means you can freshen them up when it gets a little stale a few months into deployment...

Storage

Coffin racks fit a surprising amount of things inside of them, but there are always a few items you'd like to be accessible without having to lift your rack to get them (especially after lights out). Not to worry though, we've got a solution for you: check out a deep pocket curtain caddy for all your storage needs! Specifically designed to hang inside the existing navy rack curtains, a curtain caddy can hold electronics, your tagged out charging cables, books, glasses and more in an easy to access, organized way. No more fumbling in your rack after lights out. Just toss them in the caddy and drift off to sleep.

While there are multiple ways to improve your life at sea, these three foundation pieces can help tremendously where it counts. Deployments can be long, unpredictable and stressful, but your rack time doesn't have to be. Want to start your new level of comfort today? Grab all three with a Luxury Comfort Care Package. Best of all we ship to APO/FPO locations and anywhere in the United States. Your body will thank us later.


Size Guide | Fleet Sheets
Size Chart for Navy Ship Rack, Coast Guard Rack, Rack Sheets, Submarine Rack. Sizes are typically based on rank and ship type.
Size Name Fitted Sheet Flat Sheet Pillowcases
Crew (Surface Ships and Submarines) 26" × 76" × 8" (Fits mattresses 4"-7" deep) 53" × 92" 20" × 33"
Crew Long (Surface Ships) 26" × 80" × 8" (Fits mattresses 4"-7" deep) 53" × 96" 20" × 33"
CPO (Surface Ships, Subs, and Coast Guard Cutters) 28" × 76" × 8" (Fits mattresses 4"-7" deep) 56" × 92" 20" × 33"
CPO Long (Surface Ships) 28" × 80" × 8" (Fits mattresses 4"-7" deep) 56" × 96" 20" × 33"
Officer (Surface Ships) 34" × 76" × 8" (Fits mattresses 4"-7" deep) 63" × 92" 20" × 33"